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It was a big gay sings-a-long last Saturday when I had the fantastic opportunity to catch Dean Arcuri’s latest performance of This Show Is Gay at the Speakeasy HQ on Flinders Street in downtown Melbourne.

Celebrating his 10th anniversary of performing at the Midsumma Festival, This Show Is Gay is Dean, yet again, announcing to Melbourne that he is an entertainer to be highly regarded.

It was immediately clear that Dean’s years of performing have turned him into an “old pro” of sorts. From the second he burst into the room covered in rubber and feathers it was obvious that this was going to be quite the unique experience.

Dean, with vocal and guitar backings of Aaron Maybus sang one gay anthem after another whilst giving the crowd brief yet hilarious histories of the gay ups and downs of his life and career. We couldn’t help but join in on the fun and sing along.

The Speakeasy HQ was the perfect venue for Dean to strut around and interact one on one with the audience. Dean chatted with participants and even danced with them as they sprung to their feet during the frequent upbeat tunes, he even asked for aid and support as he slowly undressed throughout the evening.

A touching highlight of the show was when Dean took a moment to reflect on the recent Bourke Street Attack. After some touching words Dean sang a lovely rendition of The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and really showed that a great artist can not only make people laugh, but remind people of social issues happening in this world.

If you are in the mood to sing along to songs from the likes of Elton John, The Village People, George Michael, as well as squawking along to KD Lang, then this is a perfect show for you.

Packed with good tunes, good laughs, good food, and good people: This Show Is Gay might just be one of my favourite shows that I’ve seen this year.

A final performance is scheduled for the 4th of February and I highly suggest that you turn up to enjoy a dinner, a few drinks, and a fantastic show.

For more details and to book your tickets, click here.

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